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Sherkat Airdrome In Panjshir Valley Is Ready For Operation

The first aircraft, a two-motor light plane, landed on the Sherkat airdrome in the Panjshir valley. The airdrome with stone-clay surface was constructed with the help of American army engineers for only six weeks. It is situated near the Gulbakhar village, some 80 km north of Kabul, near the entrance to the Panjshir valley, the Northern Alliance stronghold. Since the Bagram air base, captured by the Northern Alliance, is strongly damaged and is inappropriate for aircraft landing, Sherkat is the only airdrome in the Northern Alliance-controlled area, where cargos and military equipment can be delivered. This is crucial now, pending the Northern Alliance offensive from the Panjshir valley to Kabul.

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
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